26th of April 2018 marked the first edition of the Live Gaming Awards, in a glamorous ceremony held at the end of Live Casino Summit in Barcelona, Spain. Many of the industry’s top professionals, players and owners attended the event to celebrate the best live casino achievements of the year.
Three awards were given out on the night: Best Live Dealer Overall Product, Best Branded Studio and Best In-Casino streaming Live Dealer Provider. Keep reading below to find out who won!
All in all, the Live Gaming Summit was truly inspiring event for the industry and an exciting addition the calendar, and long may it continue.
The three companies picking up well deserved awards on the night were:
- Best Live Dealer Overall Product – BetConstruct
- Best Branded Studio – LeoVegas: Chambre Séparée
- Best In-Casino streaming Live Dealer Provider – Evolution Gaming
First up, BetConstruct who bagged the overall best product award. BetConstruct literally offers almost any kind of service an online casino could need – from gaming platforms, to marketing, banking solutions and sportsbook facilities. Known for its forward thinking operations, including such stunts as releasing its unique player management system for free on open source site GitHub, BetConstruct has been making waves in the industry over the past few years.
They have live dealers in Farsi (Persian), Armenian & Ukrainian as well as the more standard Russian, Turkish and English options. They also let players watch the action and join the game without first making an account – which is a rarity in the live casino market and quite a cool feature.
They also offer two unique ‘bet on’ games, where player can bet on the winners of a hand in baccarat or poker. The odds are calculated on the fly, in real time, by the software as the game plays – pretty cool! While they may not have the market coverage of Evolution, BetConstruct are not afraid to do new things or take risks in all areas of their business. This is why, in our humble opinion, they were thoroughly deserving of their best overall product award!
Best Branded Studio – LeoVegas: Chambre Séparée
Next up for an award was Leo Vegas, who picked up the Best Branded Studio gong for their Chambre Séparée live casino section. Built in collaboration with Evolution at their studio in Riga, Latvia, no other casino has gone as all in on their private table offering as Leo Vegas. With luxurious looking decor, complete with Leo Vegas branding and exclusive live casino dealers spread across 10 live casino games, Leo have been pushing the boundaries when it comes to collaboration between game provider and casino operator.
Best In-Casino streaming Live Dealer Provider – Evolution Gaming
Lastly, but certainly never least, came Evolution Gaming themselves who bagged the award for Best In-Casino Streaming Live Dealer Provider. Which is a bit of a mouthful of an award, but certainly still prestigious. Although they might have had their eyes on the best overall product title, nonetheless this award is a recognition of the effort they have put into providing top tier live to land casino collaborations.
This UK wide brand live streams a roulette table from their own casino floor, in a nice mix between private tables and live casino streaming – making you feel even more a part of the action. If you can’t travel to a casino with your mates, this could definitely be the next best thing. We can see why the extremely consistent quality and innovation of Evolution helped them bag this award, and congratulations to them!